Meaning of foolscap

fools•cap

Pronunciation: (flz'kap"), [key]
— n.
  1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, esp. legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
  2. a size of drawing or printing paper, 13 × 17 in. (34 × 43 cm). Abbr.: cap., fcp.
  3. Also calleda size of book, about 4 × 6 in. (11 × 17 cm), untrimmed.
  4. Also calleda size of book, about 6 × 8 in. (17 × 22 cm) untrimmed.
  5. See(def. 1).

fool's' cap"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
  2. See
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